Lowepro has introduced a new series of backpacks aimed at multimedia journalists. As well as space for a laptop and camera equipment, the new Video Fastpack AW series has a second, dedicated compartment for audio equipment including headphones, field recorder and microphone. Available in three sizes, the Fastpack series are available now starting at $64.95, increasing to $124.95.
New from Lowepro – DSLR Video Fastpack AW Series October 2011
A flexible, purpose-built backpack designed to help multimedia photographers protect and carry a wide range of camera, video and laptop equipment as they capture rich content.
Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices, expands its top-selling and award-winning Fastpack series with the release of the DSLR Video Fastpack AW series. This flexible, dual-compartment backpack is expressly designed for fast-moving multimedia photographers who rely on a diverse set-up of equipment to help them capture and deliver rich content.
Tim Sadler, Category Manager for Lowepro said “We chose one of our most popular designs as the inspiration for the new DSLR Video Fastpack AW series. It’s built to meet the needs of today’s multimedia photographers who shoot stills and video, plus capture sound for their clients.”
The series consists of three models that fit a wide-ranging capacity of pro-sized gear, plus a laptop and accessories. Each delivers an identical and full set of premium features and provides flexible ways to customize equipment.
The lower compartment of each pack protects a pro-sized DSLR or HD video-enabled DSLR within padded and adjustable compartments. A fast-access, side-entry pocket allows the photographers to quickly get to his or her gear by rotating the pack to the front and unzipping the camera compartment.
Pro shooters and enthusiasts who carry sound accessories will appreciate the upper compartment with its storage space for headphones, a microphone, transmitter/receiver set and other audio gear. This compartment comes outfitted with Lowepro’s removable Custom Audio Utility Pouch to aid in the neat and organized management of smaller audio accessories and cables.
A separate and padded laptop compartment keeps the multimedia photographer’s workstation within easy reach—ideal for uploading stills, video or when posting a new blog entry and keeping in touch with colleagues and clients while on a shoot or traveling to one.
Additional pro-focused features include: a Hideaway Tripod Mount™ to help secure a tripod or DSLR video rig to the side via a foldout holder and strap; hidden ID pocket for quick access to ID or business cards; patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ to help protect gear from the elements; stretch-mesh side pocket; grab handle; stow-away waist-belt; and durable, water-resistant outer materials.
The series is available in three sizes in black: DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW, DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW and DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW. For more information on this series and other products, please contact DayMen or visit www.lowepro.com
1. Design Highlights
• Adventure-pack construction with ultra-lightweight, resilient and high-performance technical fabrics for durability.
• Patent-pending Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber™ protects gear in a padded and secure compartment and helps prevent bouncing during extreme activity.
• Side-access pocket allows user to quickly rotate pack to front, unzip and un-cinch to access camera.
• Dedicated hydration pocket on 200 AW model provides storage for and easy access to liquid when user is on the move (hydration reservoir not included).
• Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects camera gear and personal items from the elements.
2. Dimensions and Fit
DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW
Interior Camera Compartment: 20.5 x 12.5 x 23 cm
FITS: Pro DSLR (without grip) with attached lens (up to 17-55mm f/2.8; 1 lens; 1 flash or LED light; headphones; microphone; audio transmitter/receiver set; voice recorder; sound mixer; up to a 13” laptop; tripod or DSLR video rig.
DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW
Interior Camera Compartment: 26 x 14 x 24.5 cm
FITS: Pro DSLR (without grip) with attached lens (up to 24-70mm f/2.8); 2 lenses; pro flash or LED light; headphones; microphone; audio transmitter/receiver set; voice recorder; sound mixer; up to a 15” laptop; tripod or DSLR video rig.
DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW
Interior Camera Compartment: 26 x 17 x 24.5 cm
FITS: Pro DSLR with attached lens (up to 70-200mm f/2.8); 2 lenses; pro flash or LED light; headphones; microphone; audio transmitter/receiver set; voice recorder; sound mixer; up to a 17” laptop; tripod or DSLR